Expectant mama Drew Barrymore stepped out for an early dinner at The Grill in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Thursday (November 21). Dressed in denim and sneakers, the actress, 38, kept her growing baby bump undercover in a cozy fall coat.
“You’re not supposed to look perfect while you’re making babies,” Drew opens up in the December issue of Women’s Health. “Making babies is the perfection.”
“It’s about feeling good in clothes and knowing you can get dressed up in the evening … but there’s just no such thing as perfection,” she adds. “So if you’re trying to get there, you’re just torturing yourself.”
The mom-to-be has a growing empire with her makeup line, Flower Cosmetics, as well as her own line of wine. “Everybody loves to have a glass of wine at the end of the day,” she says, then adds, “[It’s] very romantic, but being a mom is first — that’s now No. 1.”
She continues: “Everything I’m going to do is going to have a real consciousness toward, ‘Is this a job I can do and still get home in time for dinner and have days where I get to do every diaper change?’ Then I’m going to have to go out on certain days and work and not try to feel like the guiltiest person on the planet, which every mother understands.”
Motherhood has been a welcome change for the longtime actress.
“Work has been my priority my whole life,” says the E.T. star, who is also mom to 13-month-old daughter Olive with husband Will Kopelman . “It feels okay to shift that priority, it feels like it’s time.”
And she’s sure to make her kids’ childhood a wonderful experience.
“I didn’t grow up around a lot of family. I grew up so fast and exposed to everything, and I think being a kid for as long as possible is just awesome — I would love that for my kid,” she shares.
She adds: “I’d love to have more kids. I think it’s about being mentally healthier and then you are physically fit.”
As for her prenatal workout regime, Drew says: “I’m actually not really working out right now. It’s a lot of fork up the food, shove to mouth, chew, repeat.”